Skidoo, Skidoo

NPOTA Entity: Death Valley NP NS20 SOTA summit: Pt 6140, W6/ND-114 Activation Date: Dec 09, 2017 Portable operation: Yes Radio: Elecraft KX2 operating at 10 watts SSB Antenna: LNR End Fed Bands used: 20m and 40m Furthest QSO: N1GB (love that call sign!!) in New England Hike in:  1/3 mile and ~160ft ascent.  Solo operation: No, with Rico M Recommend: Yes ATT Coverage: None Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2017 For … More Skidoo, Skidoo

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NPOTA Entity: Great Basin National Park NP24 SOTA summit: Wheeler Peak, W7N/WP-001 Activation Date: Oct 14, 2017 Portable operation: Yes Radio: Elecraft KX2 operating at 10 watts Antenna: LNR End Fed Bands used: 20m  Furthest QSO: None, complete failure!! Hike in: 8.4 miles r/t and ~2,800ft ascent  Solo operation: No, with Rico M Recommend: Yes, in summer ATT Coverage: Atrocious Photos: Copyright Paul Gacek 2017 The smoke seemed a tireless dance … More Blown